Tricks, tips, tutorials, pictures and words

China grows vegetables in space

BEIJING: Chinese scientists are observing slow motion images of vegetables sprouting in space onboard China's first seed-breeding satellite launched on September 9. The seed-breeding satellite, ``Shijian-8'', has been sending back one high-definition digital image of sprouting Chinese cabbage every two hours since September 10, sources with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said here on Friday. The slow motion photography will continue throughout satellite's 15-day space flight, according to the Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology with CAS's Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, which is conducting the experiment. After being exposed to cosmic radiation and zero gravity, some seeds are expected to mutate so their seeds may produce much higher yields.
The Hindu : International : China grows vegetables in space

space, vegatables